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Best Albums of the 2000s

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Listed below are the greatest albums of the 2000s as calculated from their overall rankings in over 16,000 greatest album charts.

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YearAlbums   The number of albums from each year featuring in the greatest album charts. Score   Total rank score for each year (made up of the total rank score from all albums in that year) Top Ranked Album   The top ranked album from each year and where it ranks in the overall chart.
20001,466248,221 Kid A (7th)
by Radiohead
20011,549220,777 Is This It (26th)
by The Strokes
20021,600230,525 Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (52nd)
by Wilco
20031,789203,417 Elephant (50th)
by The White Stripes
20041,700234,848 Funeral (9th)
by Arcade Fire
20051,867197,790 Illinois (79th)
by Sufjan Stevens
20061,954198,452 Whatever People Say I Am, That's... (45th)
by Arctic Monkeys
20072,014282,552 In Rainbows (16th)
by Radiohead
20082,071172,122 Fleet Foxes (99th)
by Fleet Foxes
20092,144178,770 Merriweather Post Pavilion (93rd)
by Animal Collective
Total18,1542,167,473

The best artists of the 2000s were Radiohead, Arcade Fire, Coldplay, The Strokes, Muse, The White Stripes, Arctic Monkeys, Wilco, Modest Mouse and Animal Collective.
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161.

A Weekend in the CityUnited Kingdom Bloc Party
Year of Release:2007Appears in:73 charts
Rank in 2007:23Rank Score:1,983
Rank in 2000s161Overall Rank:745
Average Rating: 72/100 (132 votes)
Comments: 4 comments
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162.

Bitte OrcaUnited States Dirty Projectors
Year of Release:2009Appears in:127 charts
Rank in 2009:14Rank Score:1,981
Rank in 2000s162Overall Rank:746
Average Rating: 78/100 (187 votes)
Comments: 18 comments
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163.

Echoes, Silence, Patience & GraceUnited States Foo Fighters
Year of Release:2007Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 2007:24Rank Score:1,976
Rank in 2000s163Overall Rank:750
Average Rating: 73/100 (179 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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164.

The Black AlbumUnited States Jay-Z
Year of Release:2003Appears in:101 charts
Rank in 2003:15Rank Score:1,905
Rank in 2000s164Overall Rank:783
Average Rating: 79/100 (155 votes)
Comments: 9 comments
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165.

Love And TheftUnited States Bob Dylan
Year of Release:2001Appears in:106 charts
Rank in 2001:15Rank Score:1,895
Rank in 2000s165Overall Rank:788
Average Rating: 78/100 (201 votes)
Comments: 8 comments
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166.

Sung TongsUnited States Animal Collective
Year of Release:2004Appears in:96 charts
Rank in 2004:18Rank Score:1,864
Rank in 2000s166Overall Rank:797
Average Rating: 81/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 11 comments
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167.

Clap Your Hands Say YeahUnited States Clap Your Hands Say Yeah
Year of Release:2005Appears in:93 charts
Rank in 2005:20Rank Score:1,823
Rank in 2000s167Overall Rank:811
Average Rating: 75/100 (146 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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168.

Them Crooked VulturesUnited States Them Crooked Vultures
Year of Release:2009Appears in:95 charts
Rank in 2009:15Rank Score:1,811
Rank in 2000s168Overall Rank:817
Average Rating: 75/100 (177 votes)
Comments: 15 comments
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169.

The Sophtware SlumpUnited States Grandaddy
Year of Release:2000Appears in:98 charts
Rank in 2000:17Rank Score:1,806
Rank in 2000s169Overall Rank:820
Average Rating: 77/100 (133 votes)
Comments: 10 comments
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170.

You're A Woman, I'm A MachineCanada Death From Above 1979
Year of Release:2004Appears in:85 charts
Rank in 2004:19Rank Score:1,785
Rank in 2000s170Overall Rank:826
Average Rating: 78/100 (106 votes)
Comments: 7 comments
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Best Albums of the 2000s composition

Year Albums %


2000 83 8%
2001 97 10%
2002 95 10%
2003 101 10%
2004 87 9%
2005 105 11%
2006 108 11%
2007 111 11%
2008 112 11%
2009 101 10%
Artist Albums %


Animal Collective 6 1%
Muse 5 1%
Radiohead 5 1%
Dream Theater 5 1%
Modest Mouse 5 1%
Death Cab For Cutie 5 1%
The White Stripes 5 1%
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Country Albums %


United States 557 56%
United Kingdom 236 24%
Canada 60 6%
Australia 27 3%
Sweden 21 2%
France 17 2%
Mixed Nationality 14 1%
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